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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-15-2013, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
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Just got the large rear tire and stock frnt tire from J&P Cycles. both including shipping for just under 150$. They call them the tour master.

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I bought a new rear for the 900 I had for a while. Same brand and model. Seemed to be an ok tire. Ran me $90.
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Let the mileage evaluation begin!

I got a pair of oversized 230 Tourmasters from Pinwall Cycle in Ohio, off Ebay for $129.

Not mounted yet, but probably will while waiting for the stator. Got some Ride-On for half price off the Ride-On scratch n dent web page.
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A while ago I replaced my Dunlop rear tire with a Skinko 230, and at the same time I decided to change the rear brake shoes just for the hell of it. Before that if I wasn't careful I would skid the rear wheel by over-braking. With the new brake shoes I found the wheel wouldn't skid even I applied a lot more force than before. I was really worried that the brake shoes weren't gripping well or that I had installed them wrong. Today, during a rider training course I got up to about 20 mph and stomped on it with everything I had and sure enough the tire squealed for me. I think the difference was not that the brakes don't grab,but that the tire doesn't skid!

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Have enough miles on the brake shoes for them to be seated? Stock size or oversize tire?
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Oversize tire and 500 miles. It's just a much stickier tire than the Dunlop.

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Those of you who ride on Shinko 230's, what tire pressure are you running?

I just installed Ride On and took the tires to 35#. Both.

I had them at 30# and felt I had lost handling. I have tried 30, 32, 34 before. I intend to leave them here for 100+mi.

Should I try higher than 35#, seems like a lot?

Oh yeah, I really like the Shinko's, great tire for the money so far. After 8 miles, I like the Ride On.
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Those of you who ride on Shinko 230's, what tire pressure are you running?

I just installed Ride On and took the tires to 35#. Both.

I had them at 30# and felt I had lost handling. I have tried 30, 32, 34 before. I intend to leave them here for 100+mi.

Should I try higher than 35#, seems like a lot?

Oh yeah, I really like the Shinko's, great tire for the money so far. After 8 miles, I like the Ride On.
Been wondering this myself. Shinko doesn't list a recommended psi chart anywhere anyone has looked. I've heard various pressures for their tires by owners but no other data here other than "seat of my pants".

Only way I know to find a good running pressure is to take temperatures of the tire at various pressures under the same conditions and pick the one that gives the coolest temp.

For reference here, Metzler suggests 42 psi rear for their 880 I believe.

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been using mine for nearly a 1000kms at 28psi front and 32psi back. They vary by 1.5psi when hot after a long drive. They seem fine to carry my 175 pounds frame.
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Used one shinko 230 on the rear. 4000 miles of hot summer riding and it was slick as a peeled onion. Had grip for sure. Too soft rubber for Alabama asphalt. My Dunlop Harley rubber has 12000 miles on it and still got some miles left in it.
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